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Eel afield Advertiser
WEDNESDAY, A PEIL 19.
? LOCAL ABD PEBSONAL ?
Mr. J. E. Strom (Lott) was in town
Judge John E. Colgan, of Trenton}
was with us for a few hours on Mon
Dr. W. B. Penn has the fir-famed
Postum Cereal (a substitute for coffee)
Gov. Tillman says he didn't get any
of the hams .because he bad hams or
Col. Geo. B. Lake has been appoint
ed oue of the assistant marshals for
the Confederate re-union in Charles
fiTbere are now only two Mexican
War Survivors in Edgeileld County,
uncle Billy Burrell and Air. Joe Cul
Mr. G. P. Cobb, tbr prosperous ant
popular dealer in vehicles of all kinds
at Johnston, was in town oa Monday
of this week and paid usa pltasant
The second South Carolina is to be
musterei out of the service to-day
Wednesday, in the city of Augusta
where it has been in camp for the past
A teacher at Garden City said to her
primary elass the other day : "if your
father gave your mother $7 today and
|S tomorrow, what would she have?"
And the small boy over in the ?c?rner
replied : :'8he would have a flt.'
Mr, Eugene Freeland wat in town
on Monda} of this week. He had al
ready made three attempts to reach
Edgefield, but was shut out each time
bj our quarantine officers, but this
last time he broke tnrough the lines
and came in anyhow.
All over Edgefield, S?lu*a, and
Greenwood counties the planting of
cotton is joing merrily on, and this
week thousands and thousands of
acres will be planted In the stuff that
cheers, but does not inebriate because
you can't make enough moaey oat of
it to f et on a tart.
Mr. S.= M. Smith, of oar town, has
been appointed of the survey corps of
the Black Diamond railroad. He will
commence work at Anderson and end
np at Port Koyal. Col. Crenshaw, the
engineer in chief of the Black Dia
mond was in town several days of this
and last week, together with Capt. W#
Mr. Lee Mack, who was in town one
day of last week, bidt us say to the
people that in addition to his regular
profession he has tacked on that of
cattle dehorner, that is to say, he will
take the horns off your cows or bulla
fend for a mere song;-half a wheel ?a
charges for tabing off both
horns. Mr. Mack calls a silver dollar
a wheel and a half wheal is there
fore a half dollar. If you want only
one horn taken off he will do it for a
quarter of a wheel.
The small pox has about disappear
ed;from our west side. We get this in
formation from Mr. Winchester Mc
Daniel, an excellent farmer,who lives
near Modoc, and who was in our olfice
one day of this week. Now that our
city council has raised the quarantine
our friends of the Savannah river side
may be expected to visit us in troops.
Edgeileld can'i live without them and
we hope they can't live without us.
A perfect country road, whereon the
Can draw a broad and ample load at
pleasant rate of speed;
One hard and smooth and level, yet to
drained and round and high
It won't be muddy when it's wet, nor
dusty when it's dry.
Accident to Capt. J. C. Brooks
Capt. J. C.'Brooks whi)e visiting his
children in Columbia met with a pain
ful if not serious accident a few days
since. The following account of it we
clip from the Columbia State :
"Capt. James C. Brooks of Edgf fleld,
father of Mrs. E. J. Jones and Col. U.
ll. Brooks, suffered a serious accident
at the home of Sergt. Jones yesterday
Capt. Brooks i sewell up in years and
quite feeble. He cannot arise from his
chair without having something with
which to pull himself up. Yesterday
be attempted to pull himself up by
catching the mantelpiece. He tlipped
and sustoined a fracture of his left
hip. At his advanced age the frac
ture is quite serious. Mrs. Jones-is
herself quite sick and nimbi* to take
care of him."
FAL FA DOIXGS.
MK. EDITOR: Under the auspices
of Mr. A. M. Broadwater we have
the be6t school here that we 'have
ever had. Mr. Broadwater is &
recent graduate of the Hephzibah
high school, and although this is
his first experience in teaching he
has demonstrated himself to be a
born teacher and moral trainer.
The coming among us of Messrs.
J. N. Griffis and W. 0. Whatley to
make their homes eternally in our
midst is a source of much pleas
ure to us, and adds much to our
We are having floods of rain
and cyclonic winds, together with
Klondical temperature, hence
farmers are far behind in plowing
and our fields indicate that the
proverbial wolf will ere long make
us a special call.
The fruit crop is nearly a fail
ure, but the watermelon days are
iure to come, aud together with
beans and peas and cabbage aud
roasting ear coru we will grow fat
Mrs. Wintle and little Van had
an occasion to visit your town aud
vicinity some days ago and came
i fr lin fcj^tfcwMftAwjX rf- ? A-^*
!;THE FA?EBS BAHS
OF EDGEFIELD, S. C. 3
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?State and Comity Dspcsitary. j
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Paid-up Capital. $58,000 j
\ SuTpins aid ?B?vi?cd Profits(:$lo,ooo.oo. j
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? A. E. PADGETT, President. S
J J. L. CAUGHMAN, Cashier.
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(j Pay* Eight per cent, annual divi-'J
Sj dends. R
?! Does a General Banking Business, j
5 Acts as Guardian, Administrator D
f and Trustee for Estates. 9
g Pays Interest on Deposits bj spf- I
E cial contract. ?
C Money to Lend on Approved Se- ?
jj curity. 5
TOUR ACCOUNT SOLICITED jj
ON BUSINESS TERMS.
back praising the courtesy, kind
ness and generosity of your people
and expressing the hope that in
days to come we would be of you.
The smallpox scare on the wost
side of Stevens Creek seems to be
abating and never a case of it has
dared cross over into Choty.
What has become of ?Van Star?
He too must have joined the mat
rimonial army, and like myself, is
now serving an apprenticeship as
nurse to a small but domineering
little Van Star.
RIP VAN WINKLE.
Faifa, April 8, 1899.
TOWNSHIP BOND CASES.
The following letter from Col.
Croft to Col. Jim Tillman gives
the up-to-da?e status of the Rail
road bond cases recently heard in
Charleston by Judge Brawley.
Col. James H. Tillman, Edgefield
My Dear Jim : I wrote you a
short note in reference to the case
of Post vs. Pickens Township ?ftitfj
upon bondi issued by said Town
ship in aid of the Carolina, Cum
ber and (Jap and Chicago Railway,
but now write to give you
a full report. This case was tried
before Judge Braw ley io the United
States Circuit Court, at Charleston,
on Saturday; the 8th, and Monday,
the 10th of April inst. Judge
Brawley instructed the Jury
to find for the Plaintiff. The
case is one of much interest to the
Township. I have given notice of
appeal, and am hopeful of. revers
ing the judgment. While it is true
that the Jury,under the instruc
tion of the Judge, found a verdict
agaust the Township, yet we have
so far saved the Towmhip the Bum
of $2,835; we having succeeded iu
cutting down that a:nount off
thein terest by the plea of the
Statutes of Limitations, and I
hope to cut off $2,250 on accoun t
of the principal. You will
remember that one-twentieth of the
bmds fell duo each year. Icon
tended that all of the instalments
which were past due for the ?eriod
of six years before the' commen
cement of this action, are also bar
red by the Statute. If the Judge
adopts our view, on that point, it
will be a fur ther saving of $2,250
more on the principal of the debt.
You will 6ee therefore we have
saved for the Township $2,825 on
the claim of interest, with the
probability of saving $2,250 more
on the principal. This, without
reference to the appeal, and I am
still very hopeful of winning the
entire ca?e on the appeal. The
bonds were delivered by the Com
missioners, on the express under
standing that Mr. Potts would
build that section of the road from
Edgefield to Greenwood ; but after
Potts got possession of the bonds
he disposed of them, and did no
part of th? work. It is a direct
fraud upon the tax payers of the
Township ; the fight we are making
is rigth morally, and we should
defend the case to the very last.
In a few days, the case of the
National Exchange Bank vs.
Pickens Township will be tried at
Greenville. This luit, as you will
remember, is upon bonds given in
aid of the Newberry, August?, and
Edgefield Railroad. The amount
.ued for, with interest, is about
$9,000. We will have to Attend
Court at Greenville sometime ibis
month, and defend this case. I
propose that, we shall content every
inst) of ground, for in my judgment,
as stated above, we still have
grounds to believe that the cases
CHU be finally won. The conditions
as they now ntand, are most
remarkable. The Supreme Court
of our State holding that the bonds
are null aud void, and the U. S.
Court, so far, nave sustained their
validity. This difference should,
and I believe will be finally
reconciled, by the Federal Court
deciding the same way as our State
Court has decided. The Federal
Courts, on a question of involving
the construction of a Statu Cou
ititution and State laws, usually
followed the deciiious of tho State
Courts, and as oar own decisioiib
are very plain, I hope yet to get
the higher Federal Courts tt follow
the decisions of the State Supreme
l/ourt. I will see you personally iu
a few days, when we can arrange
about tho trial at Greenville. I
aro, Very truly yours,
G. W. CROFT.
Up-to-date Chattel Mortgages. Lie rift
Titles to lien! Estate, etc., for sale at
this office. Do not ask us for "Ilillj
Sales," we do not keep them now.
They are no fjood, having bifn role
jjated to the limbo of the dusty and
j musty past, or rather to the "LIMBUS
FATUOBCM"-paradise of fools.
Wo invite our frii
anil inspect our im
Hats and Men's fu
Our Men's Si
$12,50 are the best
Our "toys' Sn
Pants ha re double
We are SOLI
Shoes. Our stock
Men's, Ladies' and
Our Hat and
stylish and durabl
Give us a cad.
AT E. I
The happy cooks of every land
Kejoice, because they've found the
Of flour that suits their every need,
In pleasing those they have to seed.
When called upon a feast to spread,
rhey know full well they'll have good
Their cakes and pastry, they are sure,
Will please the daintiest epicure.
Their labors, like their loaves are light.
Their slumbers peaceful every night,
If you like them would thus be blest,
BUY NABOB flour, it is the best.
Nearing the T?id.
MR. EDITOR: We regret to lean:
that our friend Mr. William Bur
rell, now in his 77th yeir, ie slow
ly but very perceptibly surely
nearing the end. Near two years
ago be was stricken down with
paralysis, and ever since then his
Bufferings bave been intense, and
his afflictions have rested heavily
and wearily upon him. And long
?has he been waiting, hoping, pray
ing, for a surcease of his ache?
aud pains, and for reat-rest on
the other side. And doubtless of
ten, in the agony of his soul, has
he gently murmured to the Lord
"I'm kneeling at t
faint and sore
Waiting ' for the
opening of the i ?
Waiting till the M
'rise and come,
To the felcry of His .
gladness of His h
For fifty years t. -
known BiJly Burr
all those long fifty years he has
ever been the same even-tempered,
kind-hearted, good and true Billy
Burrell-always ready to serve a
friend, generous to almost a fault,
and an honorable man ever. In
1S46, when Capt. Pieston S. Brooks
was organizing a company for the
Mexican war, he was among the
first to enroll as one of the "Nine
ty-six Boys," and all during that
war-at Very Cruz, at Contreras, at
Cherubusco, everywhere, he prov
ed himself a6 galiant a soldier as
ever went on the battle field. Af
ter the war, for many years he
pursued his former business,
house-painting, and bis work was
always well and faithfully done
At the opening of the Confederate
war, with the noble Elbert Bland,
he promptly went to the front, and
throughout the war discharged his
whole duty as a brave and manly
But now this good man and
good soldier-the last but one
(Joseph Culbreath) now living cl
that gallant band of heroic sons
from Edgeiield who served their
country so proudly in Mexico, is
gently passing away. And it be
hooves ui-people of EdgefieldjOf
Johnston, of Trenton, to go aud
see him, and cheer him up, and
show him our regard for him, and
make his las!: days ai peaceful aud
ay pleasaut as possible whilst he
lingers.with us. He is still in the
Colgan family, at Trenton, with
whom bp has resided for many
years. They hare always beni
good to him-he has always been
good to them. Go and see bim
there, and dont dolay. And thou
he will not vainly plead
"Oh! friends, I pray to-night,
Keep not jour kinse. for my dead,cold
The way is lonely-let me feel them
My faltering fett are pierced with
many a thorn,
Forgive, oh! hearts beloved, forgive
When dreamless rsst is mine I shall
The tenderness for which I long to
Statement of Account of t*io S.
CI C. f. Band.
(Jost of Instruments, $125345
Repairs onjhorn, 6 50
Total, $131 95
Cash from citizen?, $36 07
From young ladies,
S.C. C. I., 10 38
Profits oyster supper, 19 00
Brown's?lecture, 22 00
Total, $87 45
Bal. due oujlnstrumeiitfl, $14 450
WANTED-150 dozen eggs and 25
chickens every week at the S. C. C. I.
Carry your eggs and chickens to Prof.
Bailey. He, wi 11 pay.'.tbe market price
alagas ?gasas ESESJ
ands and the public to visit oar store
rne.ise stock of Spring Clothing, Shoes,
lits at $3.50, $4, $5, $6, $7.50. $S. 110 and
ever shown in Edirefie.'d for the money.
its from $1 to $4.25 cannot he equalled.
! sears and knees.
deniers in the celebrated Bay State
is r omplete in all styles and prices of
Furnishing Department is fitted with
e goods at prices never before so cheap.
3- HART STAND.
PP. P. p. ?15100
HAS REMOVED TO
207 7TH ST., AUGUSTA, GA.,
Wh<"re he will still continue to
FEEE EYE TESTS]
For all defects of sight. Grind
any shape and style of lense
while you wait.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.,
Tells if you need glasoes, rest or
j Fine Umbrella?,
SEND FOB O UK
- ? ?mAT.nauE.
Manufacturer, Importer and Dealer in
Headstones, Coping, Iron anfl
Of Every Description.
WRITE OR CALL AND SEE ME
Cor. "Washington and Ellis Sts.
A large stock of finished work al
ways on hand ready for lettering.
fjfjF" Prices always right.
Hifih ?rm Sewing
Puny guaranteed fer ttn ye?
all thc latest attaohiaemte, be?
mealed wood work.
Ko&ojr refunded after 30 days
is not as good as the $40.00 to %
.oM by agents.
Send fot circulara md state v
We are headquarters for Pnfnlti
Mattings, Carpets, Sewim
Baby earrfta^es, etc?
IIIO & IH2 Bro
OKH^V^r*.^^*0f?~-??l'r I Uli* fi' l.rtT.. rm iiaii.r^TWP?-^,
PRMG?ee % BBB,.
Finds us at the same place aii<! still trying to giv^ our customers
the best, goods-possible for thp lowest living prices. We have benn to
the best Northern markets this season, our stock is in now and we in
vit? our customers to give us a chance to show them some of thesi1 new
goode. Straight dealing with all is our motto.
PRINTS AND PERCALES.
All of the best Prints at 5c. Good 30-inch Percales at 7Ac and Sc
and the best at 10c.
Hearr Dress Fabrics.
This J i ne is lull and up-to-date, embracing the fellowing ;.r< ods:
Covert Cloths l?o, Ca sh raer? 8 at 10c and L2.}c, Mancheiter Sui tinge
for skirls at 10c ar d 15c, .".Cinch Henriettas ai 22?e, 80c, ooo and 40c,
44-inch Black-Henriettas 50c, 85c and il. A beautiful line of wool
Covert Cloths in patterns at $3 50.
Piques, Organdies and Lavrns.
Scotch aud Manila Lawns at 4c; Dresden Dimity at 8c; Plaid
Lawn and Organdies at 10c; Solid colors in Organdies at-10c, 12?c
and 15c; Lucerne Organdies at 12c and 15c; French and (./orman Or
gandies at 20c. Piques in all the lal est styles, white, solid colors,
striped and dotted, at 12-.Ve to 20c. 40-incb Batistes and Madras at
10c per yard.
India Linons at 5c, Sc, 10c, 15c, 20c and 25c ; Checked Nainsooks
at 6c, Sc and 10c ; Dimities at 10c, 12ic and 15c ; Scrim aud Swiss for
curtains 5c to 15c.
This f?tAple stock is always full and Drice3 as low AS tiny house.
Ticking, Bleaching, Lonsdale, 10-4 Sheetings, Checked Homespuns,
Outings, Cheviots, Cotton nd es and Pants Joans.
Apron ijinen at 15c to 25c; Pants Linen lou ti) 33?c; Linen Skirt
Crash at. 124c; Color-id Table Damasks at 20c to 30c; \Vhite Cotton
Damasks at 25c; While Linen Damasks <*>0cto75c; Towels from 5c
lo 25c; Towel Crash 5c and 10c; 36-inch Irish Linen at 40c.
Hosiery, Handkerchiefs and Gloves.
Hose and Half Hose 5c to ?5c ; Handkerchiefs 2?c to 25c; Gloves
10c to $1 per pair.
Corsets and Umbrellas.
Thomson's Glqye Fitting Corsets in 9 Styles; R. & G. Corsets in
8 styles; all of the latest shapes in both of these well known makes.
Corset Waists in 4 styles. The "Ferris Good Sense Waist" among
them. Para?o!sand Umbrellas in endless varieties and at the lowest
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs.
A gjod line of Gent's Negligee and White Dress Shirts; Co'lars
fer Gent's and Ladies in all the late shapes at 10c and 15c; Cu?? for
Gent'B and Ladies 15c to 25c per pair. ,
Ribbon?, Embroideries and Laces..
Hamburg and Lawn Edges from 2Ac to 35c and Insertion to
match,!! Lace.? of all kinds, Valenciennes, Torchons, Orientals, in both,
edges and insertions to match. Ribbons in .Moires, Taffetas, Uros
Grains and Satins.
Silks and Dress Trimmings.
. Silks for Waists in China, Sarahs arid Taffetas, Museline de Soir for :rim
mings, blink and colored Gimps and Braids for Dress Trimming.
This stork is always kept up tb the highest standard, and contllfls every
thing usually kept in the staph* notion line: Pins, Hair Tins, Buttons of ?ll
kinds, Tapes, Braides, Spool Silk. Twiss, Cotton, Crochet Silk and Cotton, Hair
Combs, Puff Combs, Side Combs, Round Combs, Hair and Tooth Brushes, Sta
tionery, Tablets, Pens, Pencils, etc.
We sell Shoes also, our stock is full in all lines for Children, Ladies and
Gentlemen. Our Ladies' and Children's Une Shoes are Zeisrler R^? - *
--^-handling The Geo. E.Keith line of men'*1
1 ~- Han? -J"-- ' *
Gigs ai)B Presses.
GET OUR PRICES.
Complete Cotton, Saw, Grist, Oil and
Fertilizer Mill Outfits, Gin, Press,
Dane Mill, and Shingle Outfits.
Building,Bridge, Factory, Furnace
md Railroad Castings, Railroad. Mill.
Machinists'and Factory Supplies.
Belting, Packing, Injectors, Pipe
Fittings, Saws, Files, Oilers, otc. We
z&st every day. Work 150 Hands.
LomM Iran Worts & Supply Co.
un dry, Machins, Boi 1er,
Press a nd Gin Works
Repairs Promptly Dour
In th? reading matter, illustrations,
general appearance-, colored cov
pages, and make up
is commanding a first place arnon/* pop
ular-priced pe ri od i ra ls, receiving thou
ands of new readers throughout the
entire country each mouth. It is dis
tinctively a publication for the home,
and each issue contains reading of
much interest to every member of the
family. With a splendid array of
Timely Illustrated Articles,
Bright Attractive Drawings,
And Clever Short Stories,
from the ppns of the best American
writers and cleverest artist.?, this mag
azine certainly will please you. Men
tion this paper and send for a sample
The National Magazine,
91 Bedford St., Boston, Mass.
Joe MITCHELL CHAPPLE, Publisher.
No. 3 COCKING STOVE
Has 17x17 inch oven, four 8 inch
pot holes; large flues aod guaran
teed a good baker. We fit this
Stove np with forty piecs? of wa?
including the latest glove wara.
To advertise our basin** we
will s?ll this No. 8 Cooking Stove,
fitted with 40 pieces of waro flor
rs, fitted with
use if machine
'hst you want,
The Padgett Furniture Co.
A MXS1 ?[r??tjj sno ws'ms
ABILITY: uti. :x
bj- falling through ari Oi'd'chair or sofa
doesn't appreciate the exercise'.: .Ocr
furniture wi- built to* s?iy,iiud;Our
line parlor, ledroom, dining robbi and
kitchen furniture does-tint only dooX
handsome ;ii.d ficst-el??", but rt is fim
class in both material and workman
ship. Wc are oiTeriug special indict
ments in prices in ali kin'dsof S^ves.
W.. H. TURNER, ?
913 BEOAD_STREET._-_ AUGUSTA, GA.
j. E <*mi$mMxi
Builder and Eepairer.
GREENWOOD, S. C.
Agent;for Co1timbia,'Cleveland knd
Eagle. Morgan'& Wright tires,. ^5.50'*'
per pair: AL & W. Tubes 85c. Rims
lit on $5c. \Steel Balli; Wc each. Spokes
2c. Enameling $2. rulcajcizjt^. 25c. '
Punctures repaired iUoand ISc. .-:
Wheels to rent.
Work guaranteed. 15 years experi
ence. . . .
GEO. P. C O B B,
j-O-E?isrsTO-rsr s. o.
?/1 af ti fl
Furniture and Household Goods
Wagons, Buggies, Harness, Saddles, Etc
. HAVE JUST PURCHASED A KEW AND BEAUTIFUL
*-Et IQ .A. ISL ? 352 . 'I *
Calls by*Telephone pro'mptlyjanswered and attended U>>\
4. E. PADGETT.
E. J. ROBEIS
Fire, Life and Accident insurance,
Represent Only the Best Stock Companies. .
Losses Promptly ( Adjusted.
PHILADELPHIA UNDERWRITERS (iMgtitiJL MM.)
?l??u il li S LU
orin Domestic Harbins *? aies.
EDG-EPIELD, S.- C.
^^R^^w? 0 Special f?atpe.
Geueral Contracting, Etc.
Plans and Specifications Upon Application.
SEE US AND GET PRICES BEFORE
Patronize Home Enterprise.
A fall line of Heavy an.1 Staple Gro
ceries, incindingCountry Hams which,
ilthough better, I sell fdr less money
han thc sugsr and canvass hams.
When 1 say heavy and staple .';roce-ies
[ mean meat and bi ead and 'ard and
;iigar and codee and suchlike, cvery
hing eatable. FTowever, I am making
t Special Spread this season iii Choice
Kahcy Groceries ami Delicacies, in
.?udin;; in p::rrin canned goods;
English Peas. Green Corn,
i olutnbia River Sa'-m?ii, etc.
CRACKERS-The finest arid bes! in
>reai variety, am! something really
lelicious, month watering in Wafers,
Pine Apple, Chocolate, Tokay llav irs,
;o say nothing of Iced Jumbles.
TA li LE S Y ul S's-I have some
thing here never bronchi lo Edgelleld
before. Tbe finest table syrups, clea
ls crystal, in self-sealing I ir. cans wit li
.til the davor, Pine Apple. Lemons, Va
nilla, Strawberry, Orange, Honey, Sa
jar Drip, etc., only 10c a quart.
Also just received all kinds of Jel
lies and Preserves. Ask for what you
want, if we haven't got it we will or
der it. Yours truly,
L. E. JACKSON.
HAS REMOVED TO.
? LAND SURVEYOR.
EDGEFIELP, S. C.
Tersis: $1 per day, $2 for plat.
g,?F~ Always have deeds and mort
gages on ihe field from which to lind
806 BROAD STREET,
And would be pleased to have the sup
port of their friend", and will continue
to give first class meals and rooms at
DENERS A SPECIALTY.
559 Broad Sf,
AUGUSTA, - GA.
Kerps ONE of the best and
Boarding - Houses
Country friends and strnn?ers' patron
age respectfully solicited.